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Date registered: April 24, 2012


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  1. Three Americans Killed in Afghanistan — April 24, 2014
  2. Cover Oregon Website Scrapped — April 24, 2014
  3. Kids Search for Easter Eggs in Ashland — April 20, 2014
  4. I-5 Traffic Slows to 50 mph for 25 Days — April 20, 2014
  5. Shelter Celebrates Adoption Milestone — April 19, 2014

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2014 Britt Festival Lineup Announced

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – The lineup for the 2014 Britt Festival has been announced. Organizers say about 60,000 people attend the summer festival to hear all genres of music. Artists at the festival range from classical, country, jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass and folk genres. The launch party wrapped up this evening for the 52nd season for the … Continue reading »

Fire District Gets New Trucks

TALENT, Ore. — Jackson County Fire District 5 just received two new engines. Taxpayer dollars in the department’s general fund paid for the rigs. They were about $375,000 apiece. The trucks won’t be in service for another few weeks. Crews are waiting on some striping and other detailing work to be completed on the outside … Continue reading »

Mineral and Gem Show to Help Museum

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Vendors crowded the Jackson County Expo to show off rocks, fossils and minerals at the 59th Annual Rock and Mineral Show. Kids could create sand stone carvings, watch how jewelry is made and see experts shape and polish gems. Geology enthusiasts use this event to raise money for a local museum. … Continue reading »

Premature Babies Helped With Pea Pod

MEDFORD, Ore. — Asante Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Medford is conducting a trial that they are hoping will help premature babies be less likely to suffer bone and joint problems as they get older. The trial is called the pea pod study around the NICU, and that’s because that is what the device they … Continue reading »

DOJ Investigates Sheriff Candidate

MEDFORD, Ore. — One of the three candidates for Jackson County Sheriff is being investigated by the Oregon Department of Justice, based on a complaint filed by the sheriff’s office. The DOJ confirmed it has launched a criminal investigation against Lt. Bob Sergi, and said the complaint came from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Sergi would … Continue reading »

Truck Crashes through Building

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The driver of a truck crashes with another car and is sent through the wall of a building. Officials from the Illinois Valley Fire District say the accident left a huge hole in the wall of the Junction Inn Restaurant and Motel. The accident happened Thursday near the 400 block of … Continue reading »

Out & About: April 3rd, 2014

Ashland Independent Film Festival The best in independent film is at center stage and on the silver screen this weekend. Ashland’s Independent Film Festival launches into its 13th year on Thursday. At this year’s festival they will show more than 100 films and presentations in 9 theaters. Those films include narratives, documentaries, and short independent … Continue reading »

Officers Justified in Medford Shooting

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers, as well as some federal officers, have been cleared in a shooting in Medford last month. Jackson County District Attorney’s Office announced a grand jury’s ruling on an officer involved shooting early Thursday evening. The grand jury ruled that the four officers involved (two from the Medford Police Department … Continue reading »

Person Reported Missing Now Found Safe

PHOENIX, Ore. — The Phoenix Police Department has announced that a man considered missing Wednesday has been contacted and is safe. Phoenix Police say Joseph Hassell has been a guest at the Phoenix Motel since February 1st, and was supposed to check out Wednesday. They say he was last seen on Sunday and left all … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Fresh vs Frozen

By Susan Hendricks (CNN) — Spring is here and fresh produce is now available at local farmer’s markets, but, as nutritionists will tell you, healthy veggies can also be found in your freezer or cupboard shelves all year long. Veggies and fruits picked at their peak of freshness and flavor is a great way to … Continue reading »

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